Spicy French Dip Recipe
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Spicy French Dip Recipe

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If I'm cooking for a party or family get-together, I can put this beef in the slow cooker in the morning and then concentrate on other preparations. It's a great time-saver and never fails to get rave reviews. —Ginny Koeppen of Winnfield, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (3 pounds), cut in half
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced jalapeno peppers, drained
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 12 crusty rolls (5 inches)

Nutritional Facts

One serving (one sandwich with 3 tablespoons juice) equals 357 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 877 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch


  1. Place beef in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the water, jalapenos and dressing mix; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove beef and shred with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Serve beef on rolls with juice. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Spicy French Dip in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p29

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"Easy and excellent! I did use pepperoncini instead of jalapeno's ."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"So good"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"I would absolutely make this again. My family loved it."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"This was far too hot for me but Tim loved it.

Next time I'll cut the pepper amount down."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"A bit expensive but very delicious. Used the leftovers to make melts on sourdough, equally delicious."

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